Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Caused by Chromobacterium violaceum in an Immunocompetent Adult

Pant, Narayan Dutt; Sharma, Manisha; Khatiwada, Saroj
October 2015
Case Reports in Medicine;10/4/2015, Vol. 2015, p1
Academic Journal
Because of increasing antimicrobial resistance, the treatment of the asymptomatic bacteriuria is not considered except in specific circumstances like during pregnancy or before invasive urologic procedures. We are reporting a first case of asymptomatic bacteriuria caused by Chromobacterium violaceum in a 16-year-old male. With the reporting of the C. violaceum which is notorious for its high propensity for hematogenous dissemination causing fatal sepsis (with reported mortality rate up to 65–80%) if prompt proper treatment is not given, as causative agent of asymptomatic bacteriuria, it is recommended to treat the asymptomatic bacteriuria caused by this organism.


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